I’ve been thinking of getting a dedicated music server (Audiostore or similar) or a NAS set-up to serve my NDS for local streaming, but, reading through the forum for general guidance has been a real adventure…to say the least
I have been offered by a friend (free), a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2. What I want to know from all the esteemed contributors on here, is whether it’s worth my while, and how to set it up to work with the NDS, (Simon-from-suffolk).
I don’t have much experience with Netgear ReadyNAS, it was a long time ago.
I’ve heard they are reliable & robust, but not sure if it will work with Asset UPnP or Minimserver software. If it can I would be happy to at least try it (it is free done & ssid all)
The only ReadyNAS user (current or ex) on the forum that I know of is @Simon-in-Suffolk,
The Netgear ReadyNAS units are very reliable albeit quite simple compared to the QNAP and Synology units. We have a couple for backup purposes.
They will not run Asset or Minimserver.
They do come with a simple media server which can be pressed into use for UPNP purposes. Like most of the UPNP servers that come with NAS drives the software is quite simple and primitive so you have little control over its configuration, e.g. the browse tree etc.
Some units will also run Plex which can be used as a UPNP server.
It will do for starters and you can always move to something better and use the Netgear for backup duties as @Camphuw has already suggested.
Indeed. . I only have a lowly ReadyNAS02 , but on UPnP I find it sounds superb with Naim streamers with its inbuilt rather basic UPnP music server.
I did look to and see why it should sound so good… even dishing out FLAC. I did notice there some interesting interframe timing consistencies that seemed to outperform every other UPnP server on many different platforms I tried.
I can’t confirm categorically it is this that makes it sound so good… but it was something that seemed to specific to that NAS out of the ones I tried… and it did sound better than anything else when originating http media streams
Enable DLNA in the share under Network Access - select what media you want it to index and serve - and that’s it, it should within a few seconds be visible in your Naim app. It has to be the world’s simplest UPnP server… so yes not configurable - but works really well - and sounds fab.